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Geisinger Patient Care Technician II - Full Time Overnights- Geisinger South Wilkes Barre Emergency Department in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Geisinger is proud to offer a Patient Care Technician II a $1500 sign on bonus for eligible candidates, competitive starting rates and up to $3 shift differentials for evening, nights, and weekend shifts! Also offering up to $40,000 in financial support to become a nurse!

Job Duties

May perform a wide variety of phlebotomy, milk lab, and clerical duties and basic patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and maintains the patient care and unit environment consistent with the policies, procedures, and practices. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range on their assigned clinical area.

  • Provides patient care as directed, within the nursing assistant scope of practice, in meeting the multidisciplinary care plan established for each patient. This includes phlebotomy, dressing care at direction of RN, milk lab, and EKG's.

  • Performs venipunctures and skin punctures to obtain blood specimens according to Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute guidelines.

  • May performs daily, hands-on aspects of the storage, preparation and delivery of breast milk, infant and pediatric formulas.

  • Identifies, observes, and documents the physical needs of the patient according to established standards. Reports ant changes in patient condition to licensed personnel in a timely manner.

  • Obtains and maintains the integrity of specimens in accordance with policy and procedure, according to physician order.

  • Provides for or assists patients with activities of daily living and fulfills designated and delegated responsibilities for ongoing continuum of care. Includes patient hygiene and changing linens.

  • Provides one to one patient safety watch as assigned following established policies and procedures.

  • Accurately processes specimens and provides timely transport of the specimen to the laboratory.

  • Performs point of care patient testing and point of care instrument maintenance and quality control.

  • Assists in problem solving, trouble shooting and taking corrective measures in care and maintenance of equipment and supplies.

  • Serves as a preceptor and mentor for new staff and students in a positive manner.

  • Performs clerical duties for admissions, transfers, discharges, and deaths according to standards and facilitates patient throughput activities. Transcribes and processes orders according to unit standard.

  • Releases and confirms ordered tests to appropriate departments.

  • Coordinate's transportation of patients to multiple tests.

  • Participates in obtaining and communicating electronic information as pertinent to the nursing unit. Schedules tests, faxes consult, etc.

  • Assists in ordering supplies. Stationery items as well as floor stock, patient needs, individual nursing supplies.

  • Communicates with food services to ensure appropriate patient diets.

  • Operates, problem solves, and takes corrective measures for clerical equipment. To include scheduling maintenance of computers, fax machines, phones, etc.

  • Staff have access to non-controlled medications storage and supply areas and can transport non-controlled medications as necessary to meet the needs of the clinic or unit.

  • Assists with transporting non-controlled medications to and from Pharmacy and within the unit as needed.

  • Assists with transporting blood products to and from Blood Bank as needed.

  • Discharge follow up phone calls / coordinating virtual discharge appointment team.

  • Remove Foley Catheter and peripheral IV at direction of registered nurse.

  • Support / Assist staff with 5 min Drills and/or Quality Rounds - participate in regulatory readiness as needed.

    Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

    Benefits of working at Geisinger:

  • Full benefits (health, dental and vision) starting on day one

  • Three medical plan choices, including an expanded network for out-of-area employees and dependents

  • Pre-tax savings plans with healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA) and a health savings account (HSA)

  • Company-paid life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage

  • 401(k) plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions

  • Generous paid time off (PTO) plan that allows you to accrue time quickly

  • Up to $5,000 in tuition reimbursement per calendar year

  • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health while earning a financial incentive

  • Family-friendly support including adoption and fertility assistance, parental leave pay, military leave pay and a free Care.com membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Referrals for childcare, eldercare, & pet care; Access free legal guidance, mental health visits, work-life support, digital self-help tools and more

  • Voluntary benefits including accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity insurance, identity theft protection, universal life and pet and legal insurance

  • Shared governance structure that empowers our nursing support staff

  • On the job training and education

  • Professional opportunities for growth and advancement

  • Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated nursing leaders

  • Community involvement through our Employee Resource Groups

  • Employee referral incentive program

  • Geisinger values and prioritizes the safety and security of our staff by investing in a Strongline Alert Notification system worn by our staff, robust camera surveillance system, metal detectors at certain locations and security guards/K9 program on campus.

Join the Geisinger Family! Apply now! To learn more about Geisinger opportunities, please contact Nikki Kaleta, nkaleta@geisinger.edu

Position Details

  • Full Time, Overnight Shift (36 Hours/weekly)

  • 3 - 12 hour shifts weekly 7pm - 7:30am

  • Every other weekend and holiday rotation required

  • Phlebotomy Training/Experience Preferred


High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)


Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Preferred)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Basic Life Support Certification within 6 months - Default Issuing Body

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.